The U.S. and Germany struggle with integrating immigrant populations and crafting immigration policies for the twenty-first century. In Germany, cultural and religious concerns guide the debate, while in the U.S., the debate is focused on socio-economic and security concerns. Looking at policies on both sides of the Atlantic can be useful in understanding how to develop successful policies for immigration and integration, bettering both German and U.S. societies.

In 2016, the domestic security situation in Germany deteriorated to a degree unknown since the “German autumn” in 1997, when the Red Army Faction or RAF began its campaign to free its imprisoned first-generation leaders Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin, and Ulrike Meinhof. Although the frequency of attacks and plots has declined—there was only one minor …Read More

We should learn from this story of the Shanghai Jews. But we haven’t learned.

A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations Geoeconomics “We’re engaged”: Alaska gets Chinese backing for natural gas project (Reuters) A proposal for the Eurozone: Franco-German bonds (Politico) Carmakers will face watered down EU targets to cut CO2 emissions (Handelsblatt) Every country is a tax haven (The Atlantic) Foreign and Domestic …Read More

Eric Kisch is a historian.  Although he does not hold a Ph.D. and made a comfortable living as a market researcher, he is a historian nonetheless.  The signs are all there: the storytelling, the pictures, the artwork, and the shelves of countless books, vinyls, CDs, and DVDs.  His house is a veritable feast for curious …Read More

A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations Geoeconomics Trump sets NAFTA goals: dilute pact’s force, weaken regional bonds (Wall Street Journal) EU bid for gas talks with Moscow falters (Reuters) European fintechs licensing to become simpler (Handelsblatt) Bitcoin reaches new milestone by smashing past $5,000 mark (Bloomberg) Foreign and Domestic …Read More

A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations Geoeconomics Russian money flows into Germany despite sanctions (Deutsche Welle) Corporate taxes: Will Germany join the race to the bottom? (Handelsblatt) Fuel farewell: German companies abandon Diesel (Handelsblatt) Foreign and Domestic Policy German prosecutors close case on NSA spying scandal (Deutsche Welle) Is …Read More

A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations Geoeconomics Former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder Takes Seat on Rosneft Board (Die Welle) German Jobless Rate Falls Once More (Die Welle) Deutsche Bank Rating Cut by Fitch (Bloomberg) Global Food Fight: he Unstoppable Rise of Aldi and Lidl (Handelsblatt) Foreign and Domestic Policy Rise of German Far-Right …Read More

A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations Geoeconomics Autobahn Row Hits German Election (The Guardian) German Election Campaign Shaken Up By Thyssenkrupp-Tata Deal (Bloomberg) Fed Poised to Set Porfolio Reduction Plan in Motion (Wall Street Journal) Jockeying for the Finance Post (Handelsblatt) Foreign and Domestic Policy Going into Election, Germans …Read More

A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations Geoeconomics ECB says Eurozone set for fastest growth since 2007 (BBC) U.S. Senate approves doubling disaster aid package, extending borrowing limit (Washington Post) Equifax data breach may affect up to 143 million American consumers (The Wall Street Journal) Foreign & Domestic Policy Four …Read More

A Collection from This Week’s News on Important Issues for German-American Relations Geoeconomics Germany’s Small Lenders Gripe About Low Rates (The Wall Street Journal) Trump Tax Plan May Free Up Corporate Dollars, but Then What? (New York Times) Blasts, ‘chemical reactions’ rock storm-crippled chemical plant in Texas as Harvey flooding persists (The Washington Post) China …Read More

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